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The Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Take a tour through Western Australian maritime history as you explore vessels salvaged from the sea at The Shipwreck Galleries. This museum is billed as the top maritime archaeology and shipwreck conservation museum in the Southern Hemisphere. See relics, such as cannons, hulls, and engines, from shipwrecks, dating back to the 17th century. Keep an eye out for the original Dutch vessel Batavia, which sank off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. Convicts built the museum in the 1850s, and today it sits in the heart of Fremantle's historic West End. Make The Shipwreck Galleries a centerpiece of your Fremantle vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fremantle travel itinerary maker.
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My wife and I spent half an hour here. Entry is by donation which is sensible. It was interesting enough and worth that time.
Fremantle is surrounded by a lot of shipping hazards and this museum has a lot of excellent displays. Leave about 2 hours to read some of the interesting stories accompanying the displays.
Not much in here to be honest Very pleasant displays but won't take you long to walk through the entire place.
A lot more interesting than expected, great venue to get a feel for the nautical history of WA and perfect to didn't an hour looking through the numerous displays.
Hatim Ghadhban Abood
amazing location for ancient ship parts and other marine equipment. It is free, unless you donate a few coins. It is close to everything in Fremantle. For, families with kids "try to be quite and smooth walking".
Great museum explaining 100 years of Dutch exploration of the Southland
Hidden treasure! some amazing exhibits!
Good small exibition
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